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Kathmandu opens new home in Christchurch
21 June 2016

Kathmandu today officially opened its new home in the heart of the Innovation Precinct. Read More

Kathmandu is now the proud sponsor of New Zealand's most iconic race
12 April 2016

The two biggest names in adventure have joined forces to take the race to the next levelRead More

Kathmandu Leads the Way for Customer Satisfaction
30 April 2015

Kathmandu was awarded ‘Sports Store of the Year’ as voted by customers at the New Zealand Customer Satisfaction Awards held in Auckland on 22 April 2015. Read More

Nepal Earthquake Response
27 April 2015

All of us at Kathmandu are incredibly saddened by the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Read More

Kathmandu Appoints CEO Xavier Simonet
23 January 2015

Kathmandu today announced the appointment of Xavier Simonet as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Read More

Kathmandu Joins Fair Labor Association
15 October 2014

Kathmandu has become the first Australian and New Zealand company to join the internationally renowned Fair Labor Association (FLA) as part of a commitment to enhance its social compliance program and use ethical suppliers. Read More

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct  

21 August 2014

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd today announced it has committed to a new Christchurch head office which will be a state of the art development in the Innovation Precinct in the CBD. Read More

Kathmandu Opens 150th Store
30 July 2014

Outdoor travel and adventure brand Kathmandu today opened its 150th store, at Traralgon in Victoria, Australia. Read More

Kathmandu Expands New Zealand Distribution Centre
12 May 2014

Kathmandu is expanding its National Distribution Centre in Christchurch to support the Company’s growth plans including increasing New Zealand store and online sales, and its new international market. Read More

Kathmandu Half Year FY14 Results Presentation
24 March 2014

Kathmandu Holdings Limited announced earnings for the half-year ended 31 January 2014.

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David Kirk Appointed as Chairman of Kathmandu
5 February 2014

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd today announced that David Kirk has been appointed Chairman of the company, after joining the Board as non‐executive director in November 2013. Read More 

Sustainable Future for Retail
21 January 2014

Kathmandu is committed to developing a sustainable retail offering, and working with the GBCA to develop a sustainability-focused design framework for its retail tenancies. Read More

Kathmandu 2013 Sustainability Report
25 October 2013

Following the release of our first public report last year, Kathmandu’s 2013 Sustainability Report continues to track our progress against our Sustain the Dream Plan. The data for this report covers our New Zealand, Australian and United Kingdom operations (where possible), and includes our stores, support offices and distribution centres.

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Kathmandu 2013 Company Annual Report
16 October 2013

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd achieved record sales and earnings in FY2013. Net profit increased, following strong same store sales increases in both Australia and New Zealand in tandem with the sales uplift achieved from the 17 permanent new stores opened during the year. Profit growth over the four years since our IPO in 2009 has been founded upon consistently strong yearly sales increases, as we continue to maintain our leadership of the outdoor, travel and adventure categories in Australia and New Zealand.

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Kathmandu Full Year FY13 Results Presentation
24 September 2013 

Kathmandu Holdings Limited announced earnings for the year ended 31 July 2013. Mr Peter Halkett said, "We will continue to invest in our store network through opening new stores and relocating or refurbishing existing stores in Australia and New Zealand."

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For People Who Want Out
20 September 2013

Kathmandu, one of Australia and New Zealand's leading brands of travel and outdoor gear, is about to take the next step in its UK re-launch with its biggest ever ad campaign through London-based agency, Grainger&Wolff. Read More

Kathmandu Makes Dreams Come True for New Zealand Adventurers
23 July 2013

Four New Zealanders from around the country have been awarded scholarships by Kathmandu to attend Outward Bound courses at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds. Read More

Kathmandu Support for Marlborough Sounds' Conservation Programmes
2 July 2013

New partnerships between adventure and camping gear retailer Kathmandu Ltd, the Department of Conservation and the Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust will enhance the natural landscape at a popular Marlborough holiday spot and enable campers to enjoy conservation activities during their campground stay. Read More

James Strong Memorial Project
29 May 2013

Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu and the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) announced the James Strong Memorial Project. The project will provide additional education funding to benefit children in the Solu Khumbu, one of the remotest parts of Nepal. Read More

Peter Halkett Extended Leave
02 April 2013

Kathmandu Interim Chairman, John Harvey today announced that Managing Director, Peter Halkett has been granted extended leave of up to three months. Read More

Kathmandu Half Year FY13 Results Presentation
26 March 2013

Kathmandu Holdings Limited announced earnings for the half-year ended 31 January 2013. Mr Peter Halkett said “there was strong sales growth over the period; underpinned by successful new store openings and a solid increase in same store sales, despite a challenging market overall.” 

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Kathmandu Supports Tasmanian Bushfire Victims
11 January 2013

Kathmandu has made a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal on behalf of its Tasmanian stores which are located at Hobart, Devonport and Launceston and is providing equipment to the volunteers fighting the blazes on the Tasman Peninsula. Read More

Kathmandu Releases First Public Sustainability Report
26 October 2012

Kathmandu achieved an important milestone with the release of our first public Sustainability Report.

Kathmandu’s Sustainability Report 2012 has been accredited and guided by the framework and principles of the Global Reporting Initiative. The report contains information on our financial, social and environmental impacts, and provides insight into our performance and strategic direction in relation to Sustainability.

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Kathmandu ‘Live the Dream’ Adventure Scholarships to Outward Bound, Recipients Announced

28 June 2012

Four New Zealanders from around the country have been awarded scholarships by Kathmandu to attend Outward Bound courses at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds. Read More

Kathmandu Opens New Distribution Centre for New Zealand

28 June 2012

Kathmandu the listed outdoor clothing and equipment retailer today opened its new national Distribution Centre at Portlink in Christchurch, doubling its warehouse capacity to improve efficiency of managing stock in New Zealand. Read More 

New Kathmandu Store in Premiere NZ Retail Precinct

23 March 2012

Kathmandu, the listed outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, has opened a new store at Newmarket in Auckland, one of New Zealand’s premier retail shopping precincts. Read More

Kathmandu Opens in Tamworth, Australia

21 March 2012

Kathmandu, the listed outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, is expanding its New South Wales store network, opening a new store in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia. Read More